September is going to be a busy month for phone lovers. Not only can we expect a new Samsung Galaxy Note and most likely a couple of new iPhone models, Microsoft is teasing the debut of a new ‘selfie’ Windows Phone for September 4th to coincide with the launch of IFA in Berlin, Germany.
Projected to be the Lumia 730, the low-cost Windows Phone 8.1-powered device is expected to sport a 5MP front-facing camera in addition to a 4.7-inch display and modest speed improvements over the Lumia 720.
While IFA will already be full of announcements, Microsoft could also spring a new high-end Lumia device on unsuspecting fans and press at the show. We’ve been hearing whispers of a follow-up to the Lumia 820, likely the 830, as well as a potential Lumia 1020 successor as well. Nothing is certain at this point, but Microsoft Devices is wasting no time taking over Nokia’s extant phone announcement duties.
With Windows Phone 8.1 rolling out across the world, and WP8.1 GDR1 coming soon, the OS is primed to have a banner year.
TELUS, Rogers and Fido just released the Nokia Lumia 635, Microsoft’s first Windows Phone 8.1 device for the Canadian market.